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Top Pro
  • 36 years in business
  • 573 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elliott F.
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EBRR saved me so much time. From the beginning of our discussions, I was able to send photos of my project for evaluation instead of waiting for the the usual drill; (..."someone will come to your house between 12-noon and 5pm" who has time for that?) Ed Bilo was very helpful and responsive...always returned email and phone calls, sometimes in the same day. His estimates were reasonable and he presented many options with a range of pricing. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with EBRR Services

Charlies moving and hauling
from 373 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 552 hires on Thumbtack
Ma-Shyrra D.
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Charlies moving and hauling comes high recommended by me. In a move from Virginia to Maryland I was reluctant to hire someone to help unload in Maryland because I did know what time I would be arriving in Maryland. I didn't arrive in Maryland until 4pm and called Charlie at about 4:15 on a Saturday night! He gave me a quote for a 2 person crew to help my husband unload our moving truck. Charlie showed up with himself and 4 additional people, for the same original quote. Everyone on the crew was very nice and respectful, and they got the whole job done in 1 hour. On top of the fact that it was last minute, the halls in my building are LOOOOOOOONG. No one on the crew complained about the distance to me personally and I really appreciated that.

Gifted Hands
from 157 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
Toni B.
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I hired Kelvin to get a condo ready for tenant move-in. I was on a tight timeline and needed the work done the next day. Kelvin arrived the next afternoon & worked until 10:30 pm. Drywall repair, painting, caulking, garbage disposal replacement. He took ownership of the project, made excellent suggestions, worked straight through & completed the work in a timely & professional manner. He’s my go-to guy now. Thank you Kelvin!

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Familybiz LLC
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tony B.
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Removed and cleaned garage debris and old building material. He and his crew arrived on time and got right to the job. They were professional and got the job done.

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alice J.
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They were excellent! Professional, detail oriented, on time and responsive. We would definitely work with them again.

Baiza Construction, Inc.
from 74 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
David K.
Verified review

Marvin was great to work with. I am hiring FULLTIME for all my buildings. Thank You!!!

Senior Errand Solutions
from 47 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Richard H.
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My wife purchased a used outdoor wooden play set for our son which needed to be taken apart and hauled to our house and reassembled. We asked our contractor who was building our garage if he could do it. He answered that it was "beyond my league". My wife insisted we could do it ourselves, but I insisted we hire someone. I'm happy to say that Anthony and his coworkers succeeded in the endeavour professionally and within a day at a fair price. Who knows how many broken backs and weekends it would have taken us. I will definitely hire him again on my wife's next crazy do-it-yourself idea. Thanks again.

Top Pro
  • 23 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Britney C.
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I am beyond pleased with the work/service that was provided. In comparison to other companies I contacted, I paid a fraction of the price for the same work. Sheldon was attentive, patient, and efficient. He answered all of my questions and qualmed my concerns. I am so happy that I found him and had him complete this job for me.

  • 11 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan C.
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Richard and his team were responsive throughout the build process and delivered exactly what we were looking for.

Deck Professionals
from 39 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Mohammad H.
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They fixed my fence poles in the backyard which were broken by the wind. I was not even home when they fixed it and had left them a check beforehand. Very satisfied with thier work.

  • 30 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
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Learned about Curtis' company through work he did for a neighbor who was extremely satisfied with his work. They allowed us to see the work he'd done on their master bath and it looked great. We had our townhouse kitchen renovated by them. Curtis provided a very comprehensive estimate which detailed some items we hadn't considered such as daily clean-up, the payment schedule, and how receipts would be handled for materials purchases. His estimate came in at the middle of 4 estimates we received for tear-down of the original kitchen, new cabinet installation, tile floors and backsplash with some electrical and plumbing thrown in. He was able to accommodate an earlier start date when the cabinets we ordered were available earlier then expected by 2 weeks. He and his 2 assistants worked efficiently and more importantly they took care when doing the demo (and throughout the project) to protect the hallway floors and other areas of the house from dust, dirt and debris. They worked very efficiently and by the end of the 2nd day were starting on laying the tile floor. Cabinet installation went smoothly and he was kind enough to point out a couple items which we needed to report back to the cabinet makers regarding some bowing. Overall the project took approximately 9 business days from start to finish with a few small visits to finish up hardware, trim and reinstallation of the dishwasher once the counters and sink folks (separate company) finished their piece. His 2 assistants were equally pleasant and made us feel comfortable so we could ask questions as needed. We plan to use Curtis' company again for upcoming bathroom renovations and some other work we need done.

Top Pro
  • 26 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margaret R.
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Working with Dale Turner and New-Image has been a wonderful experience. We have found him to be very hard working, a talented craftsman, honest, and trustworthy. We have worked with Dale on many jobs, installing hard wood floors, complete bathroom remodel, and various other work. We look forward to working with him in the future.

R&E Remodeling L.L.C
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian T.
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Roger completed the first part of my basement remodel, which was relatively small, but important. He repaired a hole in the basement exterior wall that was allowing moisture to get in and as a result a small mole patch had formed. Roger patched the hole (inside and outside), cleaned up the mole and replaced the drywall inside the house. So far, I am happy with the job. Of course, this is the kind of thing that is proven to be effective over a period of time. However, Roger gives a one year guarantee and that increases my comfort level. Roger has been very easy to work with and he is good at explaining his approach to resolving problems. I will sign an additional contract with Roger to continue with the next phase of my basement remodel within a week.

Anthony Larry
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Yesenia A.
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Anthony did an excellent job! My backyard hadn’t been touched in a long time, and it was a jungle out there. Anthony charged a fair priced and quickly had it looking spotless. He even cut down grass that was growing into my neighbors yards, and hauled away and cleaned everything. I couldn’t be happier and will definitely use his services again. Happy customer!!

New Vision Properties
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Mel A.
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Highly recommend using NVP! From the initial contact to completion of project, NVP was responsive, courteous and professional. Although, the project took longer than estimated, Jim worked with us regarding total cost which was great.

Plus Construction LLC
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kenny L.
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Design-build Contractor with good communication and on-track schedule.

Modern Property Soloutions
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Mary A.
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Work Quality - Very Good. This showed me that they respect the customer and they also want to do a thorough job. Mission completed or job satisfaction from a job well done.

Four Seasons Design Build
from 16 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Michael r.
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Ken and his team at 4 seasons are amazing; They really exceeded all of our expectations with work quality, responsiveness, price, and overall experience. Four Seasons was a dream to work with and we now have the most beautiful patio on the block - and that's the best part! Thanks Ken - You guys ROCK!!!!

Powerhouse Remodeling
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Howie E.
Verified review

We hired Steve to replace our deck (~380 sq ft) and build a screened in porch on most of it. His crew did a fantastic job and were very nice. Worked long hours to complete the job on time. Every detail was accounted for including little touches for molding. Highly recommend.

Alvarado Contractor
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Paul V.
Verified review

He was great. Showed up on time for the estimate and the work. Gave his opinion on what work we needed completed, but listened to our budget and more immediate need. Will re-hire when we determine our long term from step goal. Great work!

Four Seasons Design Build
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack

Excellent Service and quality work at great prices. Over 30 years experience. Class A license , fully insured.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

How do you choose a commercial general contractor?

A commercial contractor provides similar services as a residential general contractor but specializes in working with large-scale projects for businesses, schools, nonprofits, governments and development firms. When researching commercial general contractors, review their portfolio of work and confirm they have ample experience working in the area you need. For example, if you are building a small strip mall, ask if the contractors have experience successfully incorporating all the needed elements such as a parking lot, meeting ADA requirements, accessing the proper permits, and completing work on time.

Once you’ve identified several qualified candidates, request bids for your project and then compare the scope of work with your needs and budget. Your commercial general contractor should oversee design, permitting, construction, materials purchase, and adherence to building code and zoning regulations, as well as sticking to an agreed-upon budget and schedule. It’s important to establish clear communication with your future commercial general contractor, as this will mean a smoother process for everyone. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

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